February 19, 2003

PHILIPPE DE CROY has an interesting dialogue on the Estrada nomination, in which both sides come off badly, but in which it's the Republicans who seem worse off.

I haven't blogged much on this because -- as I said a while back -- I find it hard to take the whole judicial-confirmation battle scene seriously anymore. It's a stylized combat that's ultimately almost all politics. The discipline that was once provided by tradition, decorum, and propriety is now just about gone, for better or worse.